(redirected from forced down)
Also found in: Dictionary, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Graphic Thesaurus  🔍
Display ON
Animation ON
  • all
  • verb
  • noun
  • phrase

Synonyms for force

Synonyms for force

power used to overcome resistance

effective means of influencing, compelling, or punishing

the strong effect exerted by one person or thing on another

the capacity to exert an influence

a group of people organized for a particular purpose

to cause (a person or thing) to act or move in spite of resistance

to compel by pressure or threats

to compel (another) to participate in or submit to a sexual act

Synonyms for force

a powerful effect or influence

an act of aggression (as one against a person who resists)

one possessing or exercising power or influence or authority

a group of people having the power of effective action

Related Words

(of a law) having legal validity

a putout of a base runner who is required to run

to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"

urge or force (a person) to an action


Related Words

impose urgently, importunately, or inexorably

squeeze like a wedge into a tight space

force into or from an action or state, either physically or metaphorically


take by force


Related Words

References in periodicals archive ?
The firm had been offering 10-1 about Sir Michael Stoute's charge, but money for the six-year-old has forced down his price.
God also knows that given the choice between spending the afternoon watching Richard Whiteley highlight how poor their education was, Thora Hird reminding them they will soon be unable to walk up the stairs, and Richard Madeley show them early signs of Alzheimer's, I too would be forced down the pub to blow my mind and my pension.
spy plane flying along the coast of China was forced down after a Chinese fighter jet collided with it.
The world stopped and watched in horror as news of the assaults (including a fourth plane that was forced down in a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, by courageous passengers) broke over the airwaves.
Sensitive information and equipment needed to be destroyed should the plane be forced down in unfriendly territory.
PITY poor Deano, who was battered with an axe and finished off with a clothes prop forced down his throat.
Following their difficulties with venue and their uncertain future Crusaders were forced down to Division Two at the end of the 2002/03 season, where they finished fourth.
Legacy ISDN networks in the US have been neglected by vendors for too long and were in danger of being forced down an unnecessary 'end-of-life' path because of a lack of renewed innovation in the industry," said Tim Burne, CEO, VegaStream.
This sewer is being forced down our throats, but there is nothing we can do to stop it,'' said Nelson, who has lived in the canyon for six years.
THE family of a US airman, paraded on Iraqi television after his Apache helicopter was forced down during heavy fighting, today spoke of their hopes that he would return home unharmed.
Is it not true in literally every such case that whatever system they may live under was, in fact, forced down their throats?
The attack happened on January 13 when the girl was forced down a dark lane between Tudor Street and Owen Street by a man aged 18 or 19.
Apparently the helicopter was forced down by small arms fire,' the spokesman said, adding it was not clear who had opened fire.
He was forced down and repeatedly kicked in the back and stomach at the house in Ayr.
The firm had been offering 10's about Sir Michael Stoute's charge, but money for the six-year-old has forced down his price.